Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
Click the link above
to access the
Kids Power Library!
Click HERE for
Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
Click HERE for
Book Donation

Click the link for

a list of YA Card
Community Sponsors
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The library will be CLOSED today,
Tuesday January 16,
due to poor weather conditions.

Adult Coloring
Fridays ~ 11:00am
January 12 and 26

Relax, enjoy the company of others and share in the simple joy of putting color to paper. Bring your own supplies or use items provided by the library.

Book Club


The Book Discussion Groups are looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining these fun and relaxed book groups can call or come in to the library to sign up.


Monday morning Book Club meets the 4th Monday at 10:00am.

Thursday morning Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday at 10:00am.

2018 Winter/Spring Story Time

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, January 30

Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am.

Story Times begin the week of February 12

and end the week of April 2.

Please see the Children’s Room Page
for more information.
Events and Fundraisers

2018 Extravagant Holiday Sale!

Open until January 13!

In the Reference Room


Stop in to the library and check out our annual Holiday Sale. You’ll find wreaths, centerpieces, gift wrap, cards, candles, decorations and more. Come down to find that perfect item to decorate your home or to gift to someone special!
The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Minutiae by Brooke Lamberti


The graphite drawings of Brooke Lamberti, 17, of Factoryville will be on display throughout the month of January.


Lamberti, a self-taught artist, says her interest in graphite realism happened by accident. Her biggest inspiration comes from photographs and she admires all artists willing to be honest with their minds and transform that openness into something that is beautiful to the eye.


Lamberti states that her piece titled Steamtown Historic Site is “pretty cut-throat with the meaning, but it is one of my favorites given the fact that it is a well-loved landmark in Northeastern Pennsylvania.” Her piece titled New Shoes is another favorite. It is a drawing of the 1943 TIMES magazine cover by Gerald Walker, which pictures an Austrian orphan receiving new shoes from the Red Cross for Christmas. Mechanical Renegade is based in the 1950’s and shows a woman fixing a motorbike. Brooke feels it is significant of today’s world struggles with individualism and feminism. It shows a determined human, which she says is something everybody nowadays needs to see.


Lamberti offers a wide range of commissions such as family photos, pet portraits, and individual portraits. She also offers packages that include photography, which will then be transformed into the graphite art. Examples of commissions and more information on pricing can be found on her Facebook page (


All of Lamberti’s artwork is available as prints and a select few are currently being sold. Prints and originals can be obtained by contacting her at or through Facebook.
Display Case

Barbara Evans, 67, of Dallas Township, will be showcasing her music box collection throughout the month of January.


Barbara has been collecting music boxes for over thirty years, starting when she was around 35 years old. She doesn’t remember specifically how she got started collecting music boxes, but she began receiving them as gifts and her interest in them grew from there. Sometimes she will buy them at flea markets, or if she is out and about and sees one she will pick it up to add to her collection. Barbara says people started gifting her music boxes every year for Christmas and her birthday after seeing how much joy they brought her.


Her collection totals over 300 unique and sentimental pieces; all having different stories behind them. Barbara says it is hard for her to choose a favorite but she tends to be partial to the snowmen music boxes she has acquired, as well as a porcelain bell that plays “O Holy Night.”
Continuing Programs



Are you looking for a good book, or something similar to one you just finished? Try BookBrowse!


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It seeks out gems from both established writers and first time authors; novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just page-turners, and thought provoking nonfiction that entertains as it informs.

Each month hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy BookBrowse's extensive free content, and many subscribe to their free newsletters.


Click on the BookBrowse tab to start your adventure today!

Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by caling or coming in to the library.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patrons is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events